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  • Michigan Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

    Often overlooked, the agriculture industry in Michigan supplies billions of dollars to the state economy as well as thousands of farm-related careers. Field crops produce the greatest revenue for the state yielding approximately $5.72 billion; however, livestock, including dairy, rival closely with profits soaring to almost $4.73 billion. Further economic impact derives from nursery and landscape production at roughly $1.20 billion. With over 51,600 farms, the food and agriculture industry annually contributes around $101.2 billion to the state gross domestic product. Well known for blueberries, tart cherries, pickling cucumbers, squash, petunias, and geraniums, the Great Lake state also ranks high in production of carrots, celery, dry beans, and apples. Generating more than 300 diverse commodities, Michigan successfully creates employment for 920,000 farm laborers, practically 22% of the workforce.

    A majority of farms in The Wolverine State, roughly 95%, consist of single-family and family-owned partnerships. Of the corporate-structured facilities, approximately 99% comprise of multiple generations. The average farmer stands at 56 years of age and sustains close to 193 acres. Farmland encompasses almost 9.95 million acres of dedicated terrain. Operating off of the land, about 25,000 Michiganders hold primary occupations in the industry. Close to another 52,000 people maintain part-time positions within related fields.

    The Fruit Ridge, a topographical land feature in West Michigan, derives from extensive agricultural activity, specifically fruit production. Also known as the agricultural mecca, The Ridge contains deposits of fertile clay loam soils possessing excellent moisture-holding properties. High elevation, greater than 800 feet, and proximity to Lake Michigan induce the ultimate climate for premium vegetables and fruits. Home to Old Orchard Juice Company, the territory spans well over 158 square miles in portions of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Kent. Acres of apple orchards utilize natural irrigation, cool breezes, and frost-mitigating to successfully produce over 22 varieties of apples. In 2006, the western ridge accounted for 65% of apple production in Michigan. Hand harvesters locate openings at places such as Gavin Orchards, Klackle Orchards, and Harbor Hill Fruit Farms.

    Government-based Migrant, Immigrant and Seasonal Worker Services Division offers a full-range of employment services to job seekers and establishments. Career specialists, both Spanish-speaking and knowledgeable in local labor markets, assist candidates with obtaining entry-level positions. Through additional job development, applicants find work as general laborers, farmhands, pickers, animal caretakers, and other farming positions. Qualified employment hopefuls may choose to apply online with larger operations or seek out farm owners in person for smaller venues. Traditional land owners prefer hard workers prepared for long hours of physical labor. Individuals affluent in farming lifestyles or even possessing advanced degrees generally obtain much higher pay rates compared to the typical $8.00 to $9.00 an hour for entry-level workers. Prosperous occupations hold readily available in fields like agribusiness, technical systems, food and plant science, livestock, natural resources, and processing.


    Michigan Job Listings:  Jobs 1 thru 25 of 2754 results.

    Boiler and Refrigeration Operator
    Arbre Farms - Walkerville, MI
    Job Description:  Arbre Farms, a growing and progressive subsidiary of Arbre Group Holding Company, has an exciting full time opportunity in Boiler and Refrigeration Department...read more.
    Arbre Farms  30+ days ago

    Assistant Manager
    Bob Evans Inc. - Canton, MI
    Job Description:  Execution of Bob Evans Farms Best Brand Builders:. Assistant Manager – Rewarding Career Path with a Restaurant Leader/Favorite....read more.
    Bob Evans Inc.  27 days ago

    Equipment Mechanic
    Altec Industries - Grand Rapids, MI
    Job Description:  Examples of related equipment are construction, mining, or farm equipment such as dozers or tractors; Work from your home with a state-of-the-art company...read more.
    Altec Industries  24 days ago

    Class A CDL Driver - Midwest Regional Truck Driver
    Hoekstra Transportation, LLC - Battle Creek, MI
    Job Description:  Branching out from the family farm, the four-generation-strong business is rooted in its community and provides high levels of service while adding value to the...read more.
    Hoekstra Transportation, LLC  11 days ago

    Farm Hand / Laborer, Vegetable Farm, Seasonal
    Sweet Corn Jack's LLC - Kent City, MI
    Job Description:  Seasonal Part-Time, Full-Time. Farm Hand Duties and Responsibilities*. Thank you for considering our farm....read more.
    Sweet Corn Jack's LLC  30+ days ago

    Uber Driver Partner
    Uber Partner Drivers - Detroit, MI - new
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or even on the side of your full time job....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  3 days ago

    Uber Driver Partner (Part Time Independent Contractor)
    Uber Partner Drivers - Detroit, MI - new
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or even on the side of your full time job....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  3 days ago

    Uber Driver Partner (Make Your Own Hours)
    Uber Partner Drivers - Detroit, MI - new
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or even on the side of your full time job....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  3 days ago

    Service Truck Driver / Tire Technician
    Albion Tire City - Albion, MI - new
    Job Description:  Repair and install both farm and semi tires at our location as well as on the job sites. Opportunities for overtime and additional pay are available....read more.
    Albion Tire City  3 days ago

    Sprinkler System Technician
    Progressive Irrigation, Inc. - Clarkston, MI - new
    Job Description:  Progressive Irrigation, Inc. has been established in the sprinkler system installation and repair industry since 1997. We maintain long term relationships...read more.
    Progressive Irrigation, Inc.  3 days ago

    Pest Control Seasonal Tech
    Bullseye Pest Defense - Howell, MI
    Job Description:  Looking for seasonal technicians. Join our fun, driven team at Bullseye Pest Defense!...read more.
    Bullseye Pest Defense  29 days ago

    Cook
    Pine Lake Country Club - Orchard Lake, MI
    Job Description:  Seasonal, Part-Time, and Full-Time available. Pine Lake Country Club is searching for line/prep cooks....read more.
    Pine Lake Country Club  30+ days ago

    Farm Worker
    Farming, Equipment - Blanchard, MI
    Job Description:  Farm help wanted. Part time work involving small animal care, field equipment operation, some machinery repair, and various other duties....read more.
    Farming, Equipment  12 hours ago

    Truck Driver Class A
    GREEN VALLEY AG - Wayland, MI
    Job Description:  Seasonal positions from April to August. We are currently searching for CDL Class A drivers....read more.
    GREEN VALLEY AG  9 days ago

    New/Used Boat Prep Technician
    Skiers Pier - Waterford, MI - new
    Job Description:  , an award winning boat dealership, is looking for a seasonal full-time *Boat Prep Technician*. For the Service Center....read more.
    Skiers Pier  3 days ago

    Nursery Worker
    Westcroft Gardens - Grosse Ile, MI - new
    Job Description:  Historic family farm seeking hard working full time seasonal employee for a physically demanding position performing irrigation repairs, grounds maintenance,...read more.
    Westcroft Gardens  1 day ago

    Custom Applicator
    GAPS - Kurt Dufendach - Conklin, MI
    Job Description:  Continues education for maintaining pesticide applicator license.Attends applicator equipment workshops.Performs maintenance on other equipment and fixed...read more.
    GAPS - Kurt Dufendach  16 days ago

    Lyft Driver (No Experience Needed)
    Lyft - Detroit, MI
    Job Description:  Driving with Lyft is the perfect way to earn great money on any schedule (part-time, full-time, seasonal, or temporary) and Lyft Drivers can receive payment...read more.
    Lyft  21 days ago

    Farm Hand
    PGI of Saugatuck inc. - Fennville, MI
    Job Description:  Weeding, Gardening, Barn Stall Cleaning, Picking fruit, Trimming brush and trees, Hanging out with goats and chickensread more.
    PGI of Saugatuck inc.  30+ days ago

    Farm Hand/Laborer
    Lake Breeze Organics - Coloma, MI
    Job Description:  We are looking for part time help on our organic fruit and vegetable farm for the upcoming 2017 farm season....read more.
    Lake Breeze Organics  30+ days ago

    Cashier/Customer Service
    Doud's Market - Mackinac Island, MI
    Job Description:  Full time seasonal May - October 2017. Cashiering, Customer Service, And Minimal Stocking....read more.
    Doud's Market  30+ days ago

    Visual Merchandiser
    H&M - Traverse City, MI
    Job Description:  Commercial Handbook (Department Book & Seasonal Book). Update the Commercial Handbook (Department Book & Seasonal Book) and Technical Book with the latest...read more.
    H&M  30+ days ago

    Executive Chef
    Pine Trace Golf Club - Rochester Hills, MI
    Job Description:  Upscale public golf course needs seasonal chef to work from May 1st to December 1st. Looking for candidates who are hardworking and have a positive attitude...read more.
    Pine Trace Golf Club  7 days ago

    Greenhouse Worker
    Veldman Farms LLC - Zeeland, MI
    Job Description:  Jobs will consist of planting, shipping, filling flats/ baskets and various other jobs. The jobs are fast pace and you will be on your feet all day. Work goesread more.
    Veldman Farms LLC  22 days ago

    Creamery Hiring Multiple Positions
    Idyll Farms LLC - Northport, MI
    Job Description:  Idyll Farms is a goat farm and creamery located in Northport, Michigan, a small town perched on the edge of Lake Michigan....read more.
    Idyll Farms LLC  30+ days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the area. Being listed below does not necessarily mean that they are currently looking to hire labor.

    Andy T’s Farms
    3131 S Old US-27, St Johns, MI 48879
    989-224-7674
    andyts@charter.net
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Squashes, Beans, Cabbages, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Blake Farms
    5600 Van Dyke, Almont, MI 48003
    810-798-3251
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees, Cherries, Peas, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Centennial Cranberry Farm
    30957 W Wildcat Rd, Paradise, MI 49768
    877-333-1822
    giftshop@centennialcranberry.com
    Harvest Time: October
    Main Crops: Fresh Cranberries
    Cole Farm and Clam Lake Orchard
    6662 Clam Lake Rd and 241 E Eddy School Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615
    231-631-6659
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Onions, Apples, Tomatoes, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Bakery
    6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-561-2297
    contact@cranespiepantry.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Peaches, Apples
    Croswell Berry Farm
    33 Black River Rd, Croswell, MI 48422
    810-679-3273
    Harvest Time: July
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Davis Family Farm
    2911 N Chipman Rd, Owosso, MI 48667
    989-723-1163
    endavis@charter.net
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Chard, Asparagus, Beans, Cucumbers, Raspberries, Strawberries, Garlic, Corn
    Dee’s Lakeshore Farm
    1672 Lakeshore Dr, Fennville, MI 49408
    616-227-3287
    deeslakeshorefarm@accn.org
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Apricots, Pumpkins, Cherries, Apples, Tomatoes, Squashes, Corn, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Deegroot’s Strawberries
    4232 Bull Rd, Gregory, MI 48137
    517-223-3508
    degrootsstrawberries@yahoo.com
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Destiny Farm
    13078 Windy Hollow Rd, Brighton Township, MI 48380
    248-789-5384
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes, Beans, Strawberries, Melons, Lettuce, and other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Dexter Blueberry Farm
    11024 Beach Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
    734-426-2900
    contact@dexterblueberry.com
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Dutch Farm Market
    6967 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
    269-637-8334
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries
    Earl’s Farm Market
    1630 Blue Star, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-227-2074
    info@earlsfarmmarket.com
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Earth First Farms
    8335 Smith Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102
    269-815-3370
    infor@earthfirstfarms.com
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market
    3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    616-784-0058
    Dunnebackfruit@aol.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Pumpkins, Cherries, Apples
    Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery
    1824 66th St, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-543-9900
    evergreenlane@wmwisp.net
    Harvest Time: March – November
    Main Crops: Organic Apples
    The Extraordinary Berry
    3091 Riverside Rd, Riverside, MI 49022
    269-470-4645
    chuckandcoco@theextraordinaryberry.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Plums, Pears, Peaches, Blueberries, Honey
    Felzke Farms
    5501 W Herbison Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820
    517-669-9459
    felzkefarms@aol.com
    Harvest Time: March – September
    Main Crops: Asparagus, Maple Syrup, Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cucumbers, Beans, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Frank Farms
    8249 Deans Hill Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102
    269-461-4125
    frank@frankfarms.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Rhubarb, Cherries, Corn, Apples, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Beans, Peppers, Eggplants, Raspberries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Friske Orchards
    10743 N US 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729
    231-599-2604
    info@friske.com
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Apples, Cherries, Apricots, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    The Gary Crane U-Pick Farm
    6017 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-561-5126
    gcrane@i2k.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Chestnuts, Apples, Pumpkins, Plums, Nectarines, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Peaches, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Gierke Blueberry Farm
    37915 Klingville Rd, Chassell, MI 49916
    906-523-6112
    Harvest Time: August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm
    13639 Mulberry Rd, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
    517-486-2237
    gustbrothers@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Squashes, Pumpkins, Corn, Broccoli, Cauliflowers, Onions, Potatoes, Beans Peppers
    Hanulcik Farm Market
    1425 N M-66, Ionia, MI 48846
    616) 527-3630
    hanulcikfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Strawberries
    Hazens Farm
    1144 Peavy Rd, Howell, MI 48843
    517-548-1841
    hazensfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries
    Herrell Family Farm
    13551 Phal Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240
    517-522-4173
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Raspberries
    Jollay Orchards
    1850 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
    269-468-3075
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Cherries
    K’s Acres
    4680 Fitzpatrick Rd, Hillsdale, MI 49242
    517-437-7054
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Lettuce, Corn, Pumpkins, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    King Orchards
    986 US 31S, Kewadin, MI 49648
    877-937-5464
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apples, Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Plums
    KlineKrest Certified Organic Produce
    1067 Somer Rd, Lyons, MI 48851
    616-902-1587
    Larry.E.Kline@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: April – November
    Main Crops: Berries, Rhubarb, Pears, Cherries, Peaches, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Garlic, Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Lake Breeze Organics
    3835 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    269-762-0992
    lakebreezeorganics@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: March – November
    Main Crops: Lettuce, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Garlic, Spinach, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Potatoes, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Lehman’s Orchard
    2280 Portage Rd, Niles, MI 49120
    574-286-7815
    stevelecklider@aol.com
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Nuts, Peas, Apples, Cherries, Pears, Blueberries, Peaches
    Makielski Berry Farm
    7130 Platt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    734-572-0060
    Harvest Time: July – November
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blackberries, Pumpkins, Gourds, Squashes, Melons
    McCallum’s Orchards, Cider Mill & Winery
    5697 Harris Rd, Jeddo, MI 48032
    810-327-6394
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Grapes, Apples, Pumpkins
    Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm
    11025 S Jackson Rd, Somerset Center, MI 49282
    517-688-3455
    Info@FlavorFruitFarm.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Corn, Apples, Berries
    Middleton Berry Farm
    4888 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462
    248-628-1819
    middletonberryfarm@yahoo.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins
    Miller’s Big Red Greenhouses & Cider Mill
    4900 32 Mile Rd, Washington Twp, MI 48095
    586-752-7888
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Strawberries, Apples, Raspberries
    Overhiser Orchards
    6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
    269-236-6312
    awo@i2k.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apricots, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Apples, and Other Seasonal Fruits
    Papa’s Pumpkin Patch and Country Farm Market
    3909 South Summerton Rd, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
    989-773-4345
    contact@papasfamilyfarm.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Corn, Berries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Pellegrini’s Strawberry Farm
    2702 16.5 Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829
    906-786-9084
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Quaker Hill Farm
    1628 Mill Rd, Harrisville, MI 48740
    989-736-7627
    quakerfarm@hotmail.com
    Harvest Time: March – October
    Main Crops: Pears, Rhubarb, Squashes, Apples, Grapes, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Berries, Herbs, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Rainbows End Farm
    8333 Mohrle Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836
    517-290-7517
    rainbowsendfarm2004@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Corn
    Rowe’s Produce Farm
    10570 Martz Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    734-482-8538
    rowesproducefarm@sbcglobal.net
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peas, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Spicer Orchards
    10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton Township, MI 48430
    810-632-7692
    Harvest Time: September – January
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Plums, Apples, Pumpkins
    Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill
    2961 W 32 Mile, Romeo, MI 48065
    586-752-2453
    rross123@comcast.net
    Harvest Time: September – December
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Raspberries, Pears
    Swallowtail Farm
    1633 Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI 48854
    517-980-6634
    swallowtailfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Other Seasonal Produce
    Tree-Mendus Fruit U-Pick
    9351 E Eureka Rd, Eau Claire, MI 49111
    269-782-7101
    contactus@treemendus-fruit.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Prunes
    Wasem Fruit Farm
    6580 Judd Rd, Milan, MI 48160
    734-482-2342
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Raspberries, Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Apples, Gooseberries
    Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm
    65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp, MI 48095
    586-752-3123
    info@westvieworchards.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches, Cherries, Strawberries
    Whittaker’s Berry Farm
    6724 Todd Rd, Ida, MI 48140
    734-269-6612
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries

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